[TriEmbed] Windows 7 (and 8) users FYI: Msoft preparing to change 10 upgrade policy again

jonjwolfe at anibit.com jonjwolfe at anibit.com
Tue Dec 8 10:25:53 CST 2015


I just tested, I don't know if I had run Kicad since upgrading to 10. It 
seems to be working for me, I was able to open up some of my old 
designs, though I didn't do anything extensive...

Also, and this is true of any os, upgraded OS's tend to be a little less 
stable than a fresh install. I do have one machine where some crapware 
that was preinstalled was not compatible with windows 10, so it pop's up 
a box at login. It's not a machine I use every day, so it hasn't annoyed 
me enough yet to figure out how to uninstall it. That being said, 5 of 
my 7 machines were upgraded vs fresh installs, and I only had minor 
typical driver issues, but nothing I wasn't able to resolve (and two of 
the older machines required bios upgrades prior to upgrading the os).



On 2015-12-08 08:50, Adam Haile via TriEmbed wrote:
> I tried 10 for a while... On my Lenovo Y510p (desktop class laptop) it
> worked well for the most part but then had graphics issues after a
> time. i could not get KiCad to run at all. It would just crash every
> time. And there were a lot of other oddities I couldn't explain.
> Also... the new Win8/10 driver signing requirements are such a pain.
> I'm back to Windows 7 now because of that.
> 
> I also had a cheap Gigabyte BRIX computer I use to run the Colossus
> LED display. It was Win 10 at first, but again just had weird crashes
> and slowdowns. Switched to Ubuntu... no problems anymore.
> 
> I really did like 10... apparently I just have systems that don't work
> well with it.
> 
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:42 AM, jonathan hunsberger via TriEmbed
> <triembed at triembed.org> wrote:
> 
>> Has anyone had any issues with tools, etc. on Windows 10? I have
>> yet to find anything that doesn't work, and my fairly old machine
>> seems to run faster on Windows 10 than it did on 7.
>> 
>> On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 7:59 AM, Mark Sidell via TriEmbed
>> <triembed at triembed.org> wrote:
>> 
>> The GWX Control Panel, described in the article, is excellent. I'm
>> hoping the developer can keep up with Microsoft's machinations! Time
>> to give him a donation.
>> 
>> Here's a direct link to the app:
>> 
>> http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/ [1]
>> 
>> On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 1:29 PM, Pete Soper via TriEmbed
>> <triembed at triembed.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Those of you who like your Windows embedded development host
>> environment nice and stable should know that Microsoft is preparing
>> to switch W10-related upgrade policies again according to this
>> "Computerworld" article:
>> 
>> 
> http://www.computerworld.com/article/3012278/microsoft-windows/microsoft-sets-stage-for-massive-windows-10-upgrade-strategy.html#tk.rss_all
>> [2]
>> 
>> -Pete
>> 
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